DIY lamp project
December 23, 2011 12:02 PM Subscribe
Do I have everything I need to safely put together this lamp without burning my apartment down?
posted by ps_im_awesome to Home & Garden (10 answers total)
So I'm building a DIY lamp due to some inspiration from the interwebz. I HATE diddling around with electricity as a result of being shocked by some stage lighting many years ago. It has left me a bit trigger shy even when doing simple things like changing a switch plate. I know...silly. I have a good understanding of basic electrical circuits, etc, but I would like someone who doesn't second guess themselves constantly in this subject to let me know if I've forgotten anything...anything. I bought two cord sets with a 75W candelabra socket and interrupter dial switch. They will need to be cut at certain intervals
to fit inside this
which is constructed entirely of iron plumbers pipe. The sections will be spliced together as they are layed out in the pic. I'm planning on simply twisting them and then wrapping with electrical tape, then heatshrinking over the tape. So, what am I forgetting if anything?